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MolinismThe Contemporary Debate$
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Ken Perszyk

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199590629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590629.001.0001

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Truth and Molinism

Truth and Molinism

(p.50) 3 Truth and Molinism

Trenton Merricks

Oxford University Press

Molinism implies that, for every possible agent S in every possible circumstance C, there are true propositions like that if S were in C, S would freely do A. Thus Molinism implies that there are true counterfactuals of freedom. This chapter begins by responding to a single argument against the claim that there are true counterfactuals of freedom. But this response will lead to positive conclusions about—and even a new characterization of—Molinism itself. In particular, this chapter will conclude that Molinism's fundamental commitment is that the world is a certain way. And if the world is the way that the Molinist says it is, then a variety of counterfactuals of freedom are true—and true because of how the world is.

Keywords:   Molinism, counterfactuals of freedom, truth, how the world is, grounding, centering, incompatibilism, bringing about the truth of

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